Composting

Composting Saves Money, Enriches Soil

Each year, nearly 4 million tons of yard trimmings in the form of leaves, grass, tree limbs, weeds and other organic debris are thrown away in Texas. That amounts to almost 20 percent of all trash in municipal landfills. View more.

native plants 

Native Texas Plants 

Using plants that are native or adapted to the Irving area promotes a beautiful yard year-round while conserving water. Native plants require less water, an important detail in North Texas, where droughts are a reality.

Find helpful information about native plants by using Irving's A Guide to Using Native Texas Plants, available at all recreation centers. View more.

trees

Trees Beautify Urban Environments

Selecting the right trees for your landscape is possibly the most important decision you can make for the long-term quality of your yard. Planting the right tree in the wrong place or planting the wrong tree in the right place can have dire consequences for years to come. Choosing the right tree for the right place includes: choose a planting location, allowing generous room for growth, evaluating planting area conditions and selecting a tree that will flourish in your chosen planting spot. View more.
yard care

Yard Care

Every year nearly 4 million tons of yard trimmings in the form of leaves, grass, tree limbs, weeds and other organic debris end up in Texas landfills. That’s about 20 percent of all trash in municipal landfills, resulting in a cost to Texans of approximately $250 million per year. View more.